COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021

This order is made by the Minister for COVID-19 Response under sections 11 and 15(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with section 9 of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 24 September 2021.

4 Clause 4 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In clause 4(1), replace the definition of medical examination and testing with:

medical examination and testing means examination or testing that involves any of (or a combination of any of) the following:

(a)

in the case of any person,—

(i)

taking temperatures:

(ii)

seeking and obtaining information about symptoms:

(iii)

carrying out chest auscultation:

(iv)

taking nose swabs or mouth swabs (or both):

(b)

in the case of a person other than a relevant worker, taking saliva

(2)

In clause 4(1), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

taking saliva means the method or methods by which saliva may be taken and analysed, including any conditions, that the Director-General has approved in a notice published—

(a)

on a publicly accessible Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the New Zealand Government; and

(b)

in the Gazette

5 Clause 15G amended (Leaving place of self-isolation)

In clause 15G(a), replace “medical examination” with “medical examination and testing”.

Dated at Wellington this 21st day of September 2021.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister for COVID-19 Response.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force at 11.59 pm on 24 September 2021, amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Order 2020 (the principal order).

Clause 4 amends clause 4(1) of the principal order to add “taking saliva” to the definition of medical examination and testing (in respect of a person other than a relevant worker), and to add a definition of “taking saliva”.

Clause 6 amends clause 15G(a) of the principal order to replace “medical examination” with “medical examination and testing”.

Approval by resolution required

This order must be approved by resolution of the House of Representatives before the expiry of the period described in section 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. If this does not happen, the order is revoked on the expiry of that period.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 September 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.